3 Fun ways to make your own headband

Aug 3, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. ET
Image: Amy Vowles/Sheknows

Trendy summer style doesn't have to come from the store. Check out these easy ideas to whip together your own coordinating headbands for all of your favorite summer outfits.

Sparkle lace headband

Supplies:

  • Sparkle lace trim
  • 1/2-inch elastic
  • Fabric adhesive
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Hold the piece of sparkle lace trim over your head where a headband would normally lie. Cut the lace trim to that length.
  2. Cut a 2-inch-length piece of 1/2-inch elastic.
  3. Use fabric glue to attach the elastic to the 2 ends of the lace trim.
  4. Let the fabric glue dry completely, then your new headband is ready to wear.

DIY Jersey headband

Braided jersey headband


Supplies:

  • Jersey knit fabric
  • Plastic headband
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Hot glue

Directions:

  1. Cut a long strip out of the jersey knit fabric (an old T-shirt can even work well for this).
  2. Heat up the hot glue gun, and glue 1 end of the fabric strip to 1 end of the plastic headband.
  3. Wrap the fabric around the plastic headband so that it is completely covered, and glue it in place to the other side of the headband.
  4. Cut 3 strips of fabric that are approximately 1-inch wide and twice as long as the plastic headband.
  5. Tape the end of the 3 strands to the table, then braid the 3 strands together.
  6. Glue the braid to the top of the headband, trimming away any excess.

Simple knot headband DIY

Simple knot headband

Supplies:

  • Stretchy fabric
  • Scissors
  • Fabric tape measure
  • Sewing machine

Directions:

  1. Use the fabric tape measure to measure around your head in the place where you would normally wear a headband.
  2. Cut 2 4-inch-wide strips of fabric to that length.
  3. Fold the strips in half with right sides facing inward, then sew along the cut edge to form 2 tubes.
  4. Turn the 2 fabric tubes right side out.
  5. Fold the 2 fabric tubes in half, and link them together at the folds.
  6. Line up the ends of the fabric tubes, and sew them together to complete the headband.

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